If you think about places that you could use as storage at your home, basement and attic always come up at the top of the list. Usually not entirely finished, they are used for keeping your suitcases, cardboard boxes and Christmas decorations out of sight for most of the time. Most people looking for some more living space at their home usually go for finishing up the attic and using it as a spare bedroom or a recreation place but as it turns out, basements can be equally as useful and shouldn’t be overlooked. Why should you think about finishing up your basement and what purpose could it serve?
Keeping things stored, but not hoarded
If you leave your basement unfinished, with rough walls and floors and little lighting, chances are your dedicated storage space will turn into a dump for all sorts of things you don’t need in the “main house”. However, if you decide to finish your basement up, you will find yourself more willing to keep it structured and organised, making it not only easier to find things you might be looking for in the future, but also to throw away the things you know you don’t need and keep just for the sake of it. A finished up, fully decorated and organised basement also means more space for your other needs.
A spare bedroom or office
Most basements are not open-space, but rather structured just like the rest of the house, divided into smaller rooms and spaces. Use that to your advantage and plan to make it another floor of your house! This will not only help you upgrade the value of your property, but will also make a useful strategy when you need more room to host a party, have friends stay over or simply make room for your children. Many people have deemed their basements useless and keep looking for a bigger house once they family grows. What for? You may as well finish up the basement and enjoy all the perks of a bigger house without having to ask for a permission to extend your property or needing to move home.
Recreation and fun
Kids inviting their friends to your living room is not ideal and their own rooms are too small? Create a fun and inviting space in your basement, allowing it to be a room for fun and games for both the young ones and the adults. Movies, board games, sleepovers – your basement is ready to take it all.